Paralegal, Litigation & Investigations

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Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers.  At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, our customers, having fun, and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!


We are seeking a talented and motivated individual to join Splunk’s growing Compliance, Employment & Risk team which includes Compliance, Disputes, Litigation & Investigations, and Employment.  This person will support all aspects of Splunk’s litigation and investigations programs coordinating closely with the Compliance and Employment teams.  The person in this role will be highly collaborative and entrepreneurial, embracing the opportunity to help manage litigation and investigations, collaborate on important compliance projects, coordinate cross-functionally, and find new ways to improve and scale the Company’s litigation and dispute resolution processes.  This person will be flexible, creative, and self-motivated--showing initiative and perseverance, resourcefulness, a strong work ethic, and sense of humor.  This role  will report to the Senior Paralegal, Litigation & Investigations.


As Litigation & Investigations Paralegal, you will help Splunk build and implement world-class investigation and litigation practices, documents, and processes. You will: 

  • Track responses to litigation, pre-litigation demands, and agency charges and work with the team to conduct fact-finding and gather relevant information. 
  • Scale processes by assisting in the creation, implementation and maintenance of policies, guidelines, and playbooks across a broad range of topics.    
  • Assist the team in matter management, including managing data preservation, collection, review and production procedures and coordinate with outside counsel as necessary.
  • Support internal investigations and ongoing litigation.
  • Track and regularly report out to the team on the status of investigations, disputes, and litigation. 
  • Assist with tracking and coordinating Splunk’s responses to garnishments, subpoenas, and bankruptcies.
  • Support the team with managing Splunk’s eDiscovery process including ongoing assessments and updates, and partner closely with the IT team on cross-functional initiatives. 
  • Track various compliance programs and initiatives and their impact on litigation and dispute resolution outcomes.
  • Coordinate closely with the Legal Operations team on cross-functional programs, e.g. Information Governance, quarterly reporting metrics, etc.
  • Assist with monitoring and reporting recent compliance and litigation developments, trends, and metrics to the team.  

Required Qualifications

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience, preferably as a paralegal or legal assistant;
  • Experience in general litigation and investigations work;
  • Ability to prioritize issues under time constraints;
  • Experience performing paralegal responsibilities in a rapidly growing and changing environment;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Project management experience (e.g., managing workflows, tracking, deadlines, and budgets for a legal team);
  • Entrepreneurial and creative, with the initiative to investigate new ways to improve departmental processes and to coordinate and drive complex projects;
  • Great interpersonal and follow-up skills, with the ability to work closely with in-house counsel, outside counsel, and other Splunkers;
  • Experience with global matters a plus;
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a variety of legal matters and contemplate multiple solutions to issues;
  • Paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program a plus;
  • Excellent communication (verbal/written) skills;
  • Polished PowerPoint skills a plus;
  • Excellent research and investigation skills;
  • Experience conducting document reviews in Relativity databases a plus;
  • Willingness to pitch in on whatever needs doing;
  • Sense of humor!

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying. 

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

(Colorado only*) Minimum hourly rate of $36.06. You may also be eligible for incentive pay + equity + benefits.*Note: Disclosure per sb19-085 (8-5-201 et seq).

Thank you for your interest in Splunk!